Motorola has joined previous investors Intel, Cisco and Texas Instruments by backing virtualization start-up VirtualLogix, which enables handset makers to use two operating systems on one handset. While virtualization could feasibly allow a user to toggle between say Windows Mobile 6 and Google's Android, it can also help secure a phone by running one OS that controls the basic functions and another one that lets the end user customize. That way, newly downloaded applications and services cannot affect the integral applications.
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